Bike for CHAMP 2013 Election
by Madel Asuncion
On Labor Day, over 500 bikers from the Diocese of Pasig joined the “Bike for CHAMP 2013 Elections” organized by the local Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in support of the diocese’s advocacy “I Choose God, I Vote Good”.
The 17-km route which circled Pasig, Taguig and Pateros commenced at 5 o’clock in the morning at Plaza Rizal in front of the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral. As the bikers rode to the first light of day, the curiosity of the citizens they passed by was stimulated. The goal of the cycling event which was to promote awareness on voters’ education was ultimately achieved. Not only Catholic faithfuls stood up for the cause, but a few members of the Muslim and Protestant communities extended their support as well.
After a 2-hour bike ride, the participants assembled back in Pasig Catholic College to culminate the activity with a Eucharistic celebration presided by Bishop Mylo Vergara. In his homily, the bishop presented the stand of the Diocese of Pasig in the coming elections and enlightened the attendees regarding the advocacy “I Choose God, I Vote Good”.
The event was also graced with the presence of Ms. Ginny de Villa, daughter of PPCRV Chair Tita de Villa, to acknowledge the effort of the Diocese of Pasig as well as to emphasize the goal of PPCRV to achieve a Clean, Honest, Accurate, Meaningful and Peaceful elections this 2013.